XBL Content Roundup: October 17th, 2014

By Rebecca Smith, 2 years ago
Xbox One Games

For many gamers, the release of Halo: The Master Chief Collection will be the biggest event of the year. Now that the title has gone Gold, Xbox One gamers can pre-order the title ready for pre-loading to their console.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection with Pre-Purchase Bonus Boom Skull
Size: 45.63 GB
Price: US$59.99 / £44.99 / €69.99 / AU$99.95 / ¥5,832
XBOX ONE GAME EXPECTED TO RELEASE ON 11/11/2014. YOU MAY DOWNLOAD THE GAME FROM XBOX LIVE BEFORE THEN, BUT IT WILL NOT BE PLAYABLE UNTIL 12:01 AM GMT ON THE RELEASE DATE. Once purchase is complete, download this game by selecting the “Manage” button on the product details page on your console. For the first time ever, The Master Chief’s entire story is on one console. Featuring a re-mastered Halo 2: Anniversary, along with Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 3, and Halo 4, new digital series, Halo: Nightfall, and access to the Halo 5: Guardians Beta, this is the definitive Halo experience.* The Complete Master Chief Story – Honoring the iconic hero and his epic journey, The Master Chief’s entire story is brought together as The Master Chief Collection. Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 2: Anniversary, Halo 3, and Halo 4 are all included with Xbox One visual fidelity, 60fps, a total of 45 campaign missions plus more than 100 multiplayer (including the original Halo Combat Evolved maps) and Spartan Ops maps. Halo 2: Anniversary – Celebrating the 10 year Anniversary, the iconic fan favorite returns. Featuring a fully re-mastered campaign with “Classic Mode” allowing you to instantly switch between the re-mastered game and the original game from 2004. Uncover new Halo 5: Guardians story elements with extended cut scenes, hidden terminal videos, and utilize all new skulls to experience the campaign in a whole new way. Including all 25 original multiplayer maps just as fans remember them, plus 6 completely re-imagined maps. New Halo: Nightfall Live Action Digital Series – A strange and treacherous world exposes elite UNSC operatives to a much deeper danger in this live action series from 343 Industries and Scott Free Productions. Executive-produced by Ridley Scott and Scott Free TV President, David Zucker and directed by Sergio Mimica-Gezzan ("Battlestar Galactica" "Pillars of the Earth," "Heroes"). Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta – Be among the first to experience a new generation of Halo multiplayer in the Halo 5: Guardians Beta. Gear up for the Guardians beta by unlocking exclusive content in The Master Chief Collection and Halo: Nightfall. Pre-Purchase Boom Skull Unlock - The “Boom” Skull unlocks 2x explosion physics for the Halo 2: Anniversary campaign.” *Some game features, including hidden terminal videos, require broadband internet; ISP fees apply. Online multiplayer features require Xbox Live Gold membership (sold separately). Halo 5: Guardians sold separately; release date not yet announced. Halo: Nightfall: 5 episode live action series is streaming only, with episodes releasing on a weekly basis. Xbox One or Windows 8.1 and broadband internet required; ISP fees apply. Halo 5: Guardians Beta: Game disc required. Limited Time Beta Starts: December 29, 2014; Ends: January 18, 2015. Must be 17+. Xbox One, broadband internet (ISP fees apply) and Xbox Live Gold membership (sold separately) required. Halo: Nightfall and Halo 5: Guardians Beta dates, content, and features subject to change. The “Boom” Skull unlock for the Halo 2: Anniversary Campaign is exclusive until 12/12/2014. See www.xbox.com/halo
Xbox 360 Games on Demand

This title was released in Japan on October 2nd and was released in PAL regions today. It will be released in North America on Tuesday.

F1 2014
Size: 3.79 GB
Price: £39.99 / €59.99 / AU$79.95
The Games on Demand version supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Polish, Japanese. Feel the power of new turbocharged FORMULA ONE™ cars in the most accessible FORMULA 1™ video game yet, including a new driver evaluation system to adjust the game to your level, shorter career options and new Very Easy mode. F1 2014 features all the cars, drivers and circuits from the 2014 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™ including new tracks in Russia and Austria.
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.